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PIKE

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Pike

Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing


A famous predator and rightfully so, the pike is no vegetarian. Pike like to be spooky, mysterious, and out of the spotlight.

Though they don't have good enough eyesight for feeding on nighttime snacks, they are active predators during the early morning hours and during the evening.

Pike don't need extremely clean, cool water but they do need vegetation and obstacles to use for spawning and in their hunt for small fish.

Pike found all around the world are a great sports fish to go after with a spinning or fly rod. Anything shiny and flashy such as jigs, spoons, soft or hard lures, plugs and streamer flies will get their attention as far as imitation bait goes.

Pike will also drop a hunt for living fish and go after dead fish, or freshly killed bait like a scavenger. Depending on the species, a good time to go out for pike is right after their spawning season, like in May for northern pike.

They are usually very hungry, not as attentive and quick to attack a lure that's too close to them.

Get ready for a hard fight if you have some tough monofilament or wire leader ready to take on a big freshwater predator like the pike!

Basic Info


Northern, Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge
Scientific name: Esox lucius
Size: 70 – 120 cm
Weight: 16 kg
Lifespan: 7 years
Methods: Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing
Continent(s): North America, Western Europe, Siberia, Eurasia